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Lovely Evening

August 7th, 2020 at 10:27 pm

We had a friend over for dinner last night--socially distanced and on the patio. She lives alone, her law practice is suffering, and she's lonesome.

I initially thought I didn't have "nice" enough food for a company dinner but we had pesto farfalle with green beans, French potato salad, grilled zucchini and pineapple and pork tenderloin. I think we finally got grilled pork tenderloin right--it was delicious. I also made Julia Child's blueberry clafouti in a cast iron skillet, and I hate to brag, but it was wonderful.

Our guest is also a Brit, so we talked a long time about whether/how long we'll stay here or go. Her daughter lives in London and although her elderly parents are local now, she's thinking a lot about moving. It was a good talk. And I'm tickled not to have spent extra on groceries yet come up with a good dinner. The CSA veggies are the stars of most of our meals these days.

Lots of meetings today, and if it's hot tomorrow and DD is at work, I'll spend the day structuring my class web sites. I've done another session on accessibility readers and formatting, so much to think about.

No sign of the passport or CAS number for DD yet. We still wait on all that.

I've updated the sidebar with our big goal number. The increase is due solely to a couple of surveys and discussions. I'd sure like to see that at $10,000 by the year's end, but lots of expenses coming up.

4 Responses to “Lovely Evening”

  1. terri77 Says:

    That sounds like a wonderful dinner! Delicious.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    The dinner sounds amazing!

  3. LifeBalance Says:

    Serving a meal like that for company without buying groceries is indeed a feat! I'm impressed. Not only does the meal sound scrumptious but eating it outside during the summer sounds great too.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I think we often worry that our meals won't be good enough and usually we have stuff that most would be thrilled to eat. Your fresh foods are probably far better than what most serve themselves and if she lives alone, she probably doesn't cook a lot, so I imagine your meal was nothing short of gourmet for her. You are a kind person to invite her over.

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